Secluded in the woods just a stone’s throw from the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 60, Bent Birch Log & Cedar Home Community features up to 25 homes, each on half- or three-quarter-acre lots.Twenty different home plans, most with porches and/or decks and wood-burning fireplaces. The center-cut cedar logs are precision-milled into “D” shaped wall logs at the factory, pre-cut for the specific home plan and carefully numbered, and then shipped via flatbed.
Once the homes are constructed they are then stained with a penetrating sealer to protect against mildew. On the inside, stairs with cedar railing and tongue-and-groove paneling on the interior walls and ceilings carry the warmth of natural wood throughout the home.
Buyers who prefer a more conventional style of home can opt for one of Bent Birch’s cedar homes. Traditional on the inside, the houses’ cedar exterior can be stained any color.
Because wood has a higher resistance to the transfer of heat than most other building materials, wood homes are also energy-efficient. According to Cedar Knoll Log Homes, logs insulate six times better than brick, 15 times better than concrete and 1,770 times better than aluminum. And because the logs used in construction are 6 inches thick, log homes are almost completely soundproof.